River Boy

River Boy

 Charleston, South Carolina, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Fresh picked bluegrass.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Boot Dawkins

Written By: R Shayne Floyd

Get yourself a number, down the Harlee Line
Get yourself a good one, number one and nine

Follow ol Boot Dawkins, follow where he goes
If he don't know the way boys, ain't nobody knows

Frost is on the window, winter's blowing cold
Nothing like the company, of men who done grown old

Thank your lucky stars boy, the words he said to me
Thank your lucky stars boy, you keep good company 

Follow ol Boot Dawkins, follow where he goes
If he don't know the way boys, well there ain't nobody knows

[break]

Long days of summer, winter has done gone
Find him on the river, singing him a song

Somewhere off the main road, to number one & nine
Somewhere off the main road, fishin's mighty fine

Thank your lucky stars boy, the words he said to me
Thank your lucky stars boy, you keep good company

Follow ol Boot Dawkins, follow where he goes
If he don't know the way boys, well there ain't nobody knows

Enid and Arthur

Written By: R Shayne Floyd

[male] ?I can’t tell no one of my love for you, I can’t tell no one of my love.
I can’t tell no one what I’m thinking of, I can’t tell no one about you.

[female]?I can’t tell no one of my love for you, I can’t tell no one of my love.
I can’t tell no one what I’m thinking of, I can’t tell no one about you.

instrument break (mandolin)

[female]
Let us make a home far across the sea, let us build our home way out there,
Far across the sea, in the meadow green. Let ‘em say what they say I don’t care.

[male]
I will build you a home, in the meadow green, a little thatch roof cottage way out there
In America, near the Frisco Bay. In America so far away.

instrument break (fiddle)

[male]
Sixty years have come now, and gone my love. And the meadows, they are all gone.
City streets and tall buildings all around, but our love still lingers on.

[male & female]
Sixty years have come now and gone my love. Sixty years and all our kin folk say,
Crazy Enid & Arthur’s forbidden love, has survived somehow along the way.
. . . . . And it don’t really matter what folks say,
. . . . . When our love is still strong to this day.
. . . . . [fiddle melody end]